Indy 500: Day 2 Practice Report

Practice 3 for the Indy 500 kicked off on May 16th.

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Indy 500: Day 2 Practice Report
Fuente imagen: Marco Andretti Twitter

  This practice session means business. With all the rookies and part timers up to speed and cleared to compete we now will see who is going to be making big strides at gaining speed and what strides will work in order to qualify for the Indy 500. This year will be first time that real traditional bumping will return. There has been bumping in the recent past but only one car would not qualify as there were only thirty four entries. This year with thirty five there will be at least two drivers not competing in this years race. 

 Practice three shows quite a shuffle in the top five fastest instead of the Penske Chevrolet’s having quick time it would Honda’s taking four out of the top five spots with Marco Andretti lapping the speedway the quickest followed by Scott Dixon in second, Takuma Sato in Third, Robert Wickens in fourth, and then the only Chevrolet in the top five was the Carlin number twenty three of Charlie Kimball. 

 Marco Andretti seems to be taking to Indianapolis very well this month with a fourth, fifth and fastest time in all three in the practice’s. Andretti Autosport has won three of the four Indy 500’s and have strong Honda Engines behind their backs. Can this finally be the year that he recaptures the one that got away his rookie year in 2006, after he was passed on the last lap on the front stretch by Sam Hornish Jr. 

 Another driver who has taken well is Scott Dixon. A seventh, fourth and second quickest time in the three practices are what he has to show. Dixon’s maiden Indy 500 win turns ten years old this year and he would love to come back and get his face on the trophy a second time especially with what happened to him last year in his grizzly crash. (Youtube it if you have not seen it it will drop your jaw)

 Takuma Sato returns to Indy this year as the defending champion of the 500. Sato will also return with the team that he almost won his first Indy 500 with back in 2012 after he attempted to pass Dario Franchitti on the first turn of the final lap and sent himself into crash wall. 

 Practice 3 results 

1. Marco Andretti 

2. Scott Dixon 

3. Takuma Sato 

4. Robert Wickens 

5. Charlie Kimball 

6. Tony Kanaan 

7. Gabby Chaves 

8. Ed Carpenter 

9. Oriol Servia

10. Sage Karam

11. Josef Newgarden 

12. Danica Patrick 

13. Carlos Munoz 

14. Spencer Pigot

15. Jay Howard 

16. Matheus Leist 

17. Max Chilton 

18. Helio Castroneves 

19. Alexander Rossi 

20. JR Hildebrand 

21. Will Power 

22. Ryan Hunter-Reay

23. Jack Harvey 

24. Simon Pagenaud 

25. Pippa Mann

26. Zach Veach 

27. Ed Jones 

28. Kyle Kaiser 

29. James Hinchcliffe 

30. Sebastien Bourdais

31. Conor Daly 

32. Stefan Wilson 

33. James Davison 

34. Graham Rahal 

35. Zach Clamen Demelo 

 We will be covering every on track event throughout the month of May right here on MotorLat so stay tuned. 

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